SA's MLS Power Rankings: Sounders move into top spot

MLS Week 3, Results:



Saturday, March 16
Chicago 2 Seattle 4
Columbus 1 FC Dallas 0
Houston 3 Vancouver 2
NY Red Bulls 4 San Jose 1
Orlando City 1 Montreal 3
D.C. United 5 Real Salt Lake 0
LA Galaxy 3 Minnesota United 2
Sunday, March 17
NYCFC 2 LAFC 2
FC Cincinnati 3 Portland 0
Atlanta United 1 Philadelphia 1
Toronto FC 3 New England 2
Colorado 1 Sporting KC 1

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Only two teams remain unbeaten and untied: MLS Cup 2016 and 2017 finalists Seattle (3-0-0) and Toronto FC.

Expansion FC Cincinnati has recovered from a 4-1 loss to the Sounders in its league opener to take four points off the MLS Cup 2018 finalists in its last two games: 1-1 tie at Atlanta United and 3-0 win over Portland before 32,500 fans in its home debut.

Six other teams are still without a loss: LAFC, D.C. United, the New York Red Bulls, Columbus, Houston and NYCFC.



√ San Jose and Vancouver remain without a point after three games. The Earthquakes are the first team to allow three or more goals in their first teams games in league history.

SA Power Rankings:

RANK (PREVIOUS) TEAM (W-L-T)

1. (2) Seattle (3-0-0)
2. (1) LAFC (2-0-1)
3. (3) D.C. United (2-0-1)
4. (5) NY Red Bulls (1-0-1)
5. (7) Toronto FC (2-0-0)
6. (8) Columbus (2-0-1)
7. (10) Houston (2-0-1)
8. (6) Sporting KC (1-1-1)
9. (15) Montreal (2-1-0)
10. (16) LA Galaxy (2-1-0)
11. (4) Minn. United (2-1-0)
12. (12) NYCFC (0-0-3)
13. (19) FC Cincinnati (1-1-1)
14. (11) FC Dallas (1-1-1)
15. (13) Atlanta United (0-1-2)
16. (9) Real Salt Lake (1-1-1)
17. (14) Portland (0-2-1)
18. (21) Colorado (0-1-2)
19. (22) Philadelphia (0-2-1)
20. (17) Orlando City (0-1-2)
21. (18) Chicago (0-2-1)
22. (20) New England (0-2-1)
23. (23) Vancouver (0-3-0)
24. (24) San Jose (0-3-0)
Note: Only MLS results are counted in the Power Rankings.

MLS Week 4, Schedule:

Saturday, March 23

FC Dallas vs. Colorado 5:30 pm.
NY Red Bulls vs. Orlando City 7:30 pm.
Philadelphia vs. Columbus 7:30 pm.
LAFC vs. Real Salt Lake 10:30 pm.
Sunday, March 24
New England vs. FC Cincinnati 4 pm.
Note: All times ET.

Ten teams will be in action during the FIFA break. They include Philadelphia, Orlando City, Colorado and New England, which will all be looking for their first win.

Photos: Adam Eberhardt / Seattle Sounders FC, Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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